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  1. Re: Montale Patchouli Leaves - I can't shake this one

    I had the same experience. I ended up finding a bottle in the sales forum. The juice is so dark and thick. I sprayed some on my forehand and when I got to work there was still a brown spot. I ended...
  2. Thread: Oxymusc

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    Re: Oxymusc

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  3. Thread: Oxymusc

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    Oxymusc

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/56706/oxymusc-by-a-lab-on-fire#

    This looks interesting! This line always get top notch perfumers. Alberto morralis on this one and it's in the old bottle design....
  4. Thread: Maceration

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    Maceration

    Have any of you found scents that get better over time? I have a newer bottle of LADM and I'm comparing it to the old sample I have. The older sample smells much more round and full. It has more meat...
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    Re: New: John Varvatos Oud

    Lol.....I can see people in sephora looking at this bottle and scratching their head, "what the hell is oud??" Curious to see how far he goes with it. $150 a bottle is pretty steep for a designer.
  6. Re: Bond no 9 cracking down on internet sales??

    I can't stand ebay. I rather deal on basenotes when it comes to frags.
  7. Re: Worst Fragrance week ever (Really mad right now)

    That sucks man. Sorry to hear that. I always get excited when I check tracking and see the package is delivered. It sucks when you can't wait to get home to open up the package and it's not there. To...
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    Re: Real Deer Musk

    Thanks for the pic! First time I've ever seen it. I thought it would look different. It looks like dirt with roots in it.
  9. Re: New times for Guerlain: better start looking after something new?

    Chanel has sheldrake and Olivier polge. I expect great things from this house in the future.
  10. Re: New times for Guerlain: better start looking after something new?

    I totally agree with badarun on the desert trio! I really love the exclusives as well and think the brand still rocks. I would love to see Wasser make a new male designer to put on the store shelves.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sĺdanne

    Luckily, I haven't found a slumberhouse that I like so I don't have to worry about these things. His stuff is just one huge basenote to me and I haven't found one that I enjoy.
  12. Re: Staying On Top of Reformulations (Guerlain SDV)

    Listen to bigsly!
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    I just can't imagine myself using that whole bottle of leather oud....even if I didn't have a huge collection. I'm almost 3 years in and still haven't finished a whole bottle. The only bottle that is...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    Man...... This is crazy. I guess I need to cherish my 10ml split. If you don't catch the first release these days, I guess your out of luck.
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    Re: Best branded male fragrance

    I agree with you, but I hate their boxes. I pretty much ruined a box trying to get the bottle out.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Must have this.
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    Re: Best branded male fragrance

    Valentino uomo is a really cool looking bottle. Andy tauer's new packaging is really cool too....I just rather the wood caps. The guerlain exclusives make a very nice presentation. SHL and xerjoff...
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    Poll: Re: Caron Pour un Homme or Le 3me Homme ?

    50+ for pour un homme? I think it's good for any age and much better than 3. Although I love it, I bought it before a discorved basenotes and paid $80 for it on luckyscent. It's worth it's retail,...
  19. Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    I can't stand the fragrance bros. someone said it, but to much cheesy back and forth. Mickers is just to much. Robes is actually really good on camera. I can't think of his name, but it's a Dutch guy...
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    Re: male fragrance for boys next door

    Dior homme or dior homme sport. L'homme is a good scent, but it so boring to me now. You can go on luckyscent and get some great niche frags at decent prices. Carthusia 1681, satellite pardpadachari,...
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    So I wore MAAI to work today

    I did two sprays. I did receive a compliment from it.........she was prob about 50. If anyone has smelled MAAI, it has something really old school about it. She was really struggling to find a word...
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    Re: Bois d'Arménie question

    I think they come out with something amazing at first, but after it gains popularity the money men try to get the perfumer to increase the margin as much as possible while keeping it close enough...
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    Re: Bois d'Arménie question

    That would suck, but it's possible. Anymore than three sprays of mine and it's suffocating. 1-2 sprays gets amazing projection. I guess these changes are just a fact of life now. If it's a wow...
  24. Re: Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    I really enjoy fate.
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    MAAI, rozy, and hard leather
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    Re: Guerlain deserts series

    Awesome...thanks
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    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Yes. What was the prob. I find it shoots very short bursts.

    I choose sultan.....amazing niche perfume and it will always be an introduction for niche beginners.
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    Guerlain deserts series

    Are these still available to purchase or were they just Middle East exclusives? I'm missing songe, but it's a very important piece!!! I'm a huge fan of the desert and art and material line.
  29. Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    I like Freddie with smelly thoughts. I found out about bouge through him and he got me interested in vero profumo also.
  30. Poll: Re: Puredistance M or Creed Spice and Wood for fall/winter?

    I can't believe sw is beating out m. I think s&w is year round. M patiently waits for cooler days or a nicely air conditioned house during the summer.
  31. Re: What are the differences between Eau Savage Extreme(recent formulation) and Eau Savage Parfum?

    I don't think the parfum is nuclear. I think it's very linear though. The longevity is ridiculous. I want to layer eau savage with the parfum and see what happens.
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood and Eau Sauvage

    I have both and don't find them similar. Spice and wood is very interesting. I haven't come across anything else like it. so airy and woody. Over spraying is never a prob with spice and wood either.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    There should be enough left over stock to get us into the next decade.
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    New tauer packaging!

    I didn't know the packaging and bottle caps had changed. I miss the wood caps but the new tins are pretty cool.
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    I must say the LADM smells a bit weaker than my old sample. I sprayed...
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    Re: The glory of Montale

    Red oud is where I get my montale fix. Too many releases from this house, but I think everyone has at least one montale that they keep in their collection.
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    Re: Looking for alternatives

    I've never smelled these, but I will give you two that will take care of you for summer, spring, fall, and winter. Dior homme and dior homme sport. Out of all my niche, these are a constant I my...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I agree. Get your hands on some blackbird.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    The cap difference is interesting. My gold, lyric, and memoir are stamped on the cap. Is this universal, up till the reform?
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    Re: my first "niche" fragrance

    I want to try this now! I wonder if the bottles meet split requirements:)
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    Mona di orio's oud. It's my favorite. Guerlains desert series also
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    Re: my first "niche" fragrance

    Cool gift!! I think they are based in London. I was interested in them, but never got around to sample. Enjoy the journey my friend. So many frags to try.
  42. Thread: Rozy by vero

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    Rozy by vero

    Wow. When you sniff so much stuff it's always fun when you finally come across something that makes you take a step back. I happened to come across two amazing perfumes in the last two weeks. MAAI...
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    Re: What's WRONG with me?

    This is prob why he hates it, but it's what makes me love it!
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    Re: Two new releases from Montale!

    That would be an understatement
  45. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    MAAI......wow
  46. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    I'm not saying niche can't appeal to the general public. I'm just pointing out one frag in my collection that takes more time to appreciate. Skank is the polar opposite of what people have been led...
  47. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    This may have been a little messed up to do to my friend, but I've only worn montecristo in the house or if I'm off work running errands. I've never worn it out in a social setting so I was curious...
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    Re: Roja Dove Aoud vs Amber Aoud?

    The Rojas have lived up to the hype for me, but after o'hira I'm a little trigger shy. I was expecting something mind blowing and it just didn't do it. It's a great scent, but it's not worth that...
  49. Re: Check my wardrobe - need to sell 2-3 bottles to get money for new scents....Which ones should go

    Royal oud and molecule 01. You could prob get some money back on these
  50. Re: Sample Amouage Gold Man

    You have a lot I would like to sample. I have the amouage gold. Look through my collection and see if you like anything else.
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    Re: What is a split?

    Basically, its a way for people to split a fragrance into individual portions to minimize costs. No profit is made by the splitter. It's a great way to get your hands on expensive frags. Check out...
  52. Re: BIG SALE....Chanel, Dior, Creed, MdO, much, much more....

    pm sent
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    Re: Boxer Briefs suggestions?

    Banana republic for me
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    Hope so!!!!
  55. Re: New Le Labo Geranium 30 For Opening Ceremony

    Word. Exclusive must be their new business model. What's ironic is all the great le labos are not exclusive.
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    Re: Smoothest scents too your nose?

    Amber absolute, s-ex, satellite padpardascha
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    Re: Smokey leather?

    Maybe hard leather by LM. My smokiest is patch 24, but it's not leather.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    The edp release is so important that it warrants an exclusive Middle East release? I do like the idea of going in the edp direction instead of the sport. I bet they change the name to bleu intense...
  59. Re: 26 and falling in love with a Powerhouse.....

    Wow. Why not try bond's Wall Street. It would suit you well.
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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    Did Pi have that tobacco opening? I can't remember. I know Pi was sweet, but chergui doesn't get sweet until later. It took me a while to enjoy the opening. It wasn't love at first sniff.
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    Re: Clive christian

    After o hira it's hard to blink. Thankfully awesome basenoters like palm beach can get us access to these frags.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    What are the bottle prices looking like?
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    Me too. $40 for 30mls.......I've been wanting to get in on this. Seems like fun and not expensive!
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Lol.....vintage epic will be available in the basenote market place very soon.
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I was definitely wowed by this one. I was worried it would be like a slumber house creation, but it's amazing and wearable. It just swirls all around.

    As for Epic, I love it, but was told I...
  66. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    I basically wear what I want, but I work indoors. Certain frags or definitely black and white for me. I wouldn't want to wear sel marin outside in winter or wear Mazz Liu outside in the heat of...
  67. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    Yes! Great stuff.
  68. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    How about rein? I need to add this to my collection
  69. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    Lol. I love hard leather, but that ad is over the top.
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    Re: $825 for a 50ml amber fragrance!

    His prices vary. So it's not like he sets a threshold for all his frags. That being said, I think he decides the price on time and materials. Think about how many formulations you have to go through...
  71. Thread: Sel Marin

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    Re: Sel Marin

    Wow.......is this a love or hate frag? I think it's amazing. The only thing I've found comparable
    Is terrabla and I still rather heeley. I live on the gulf coast so maybe the fishy smell doesn't...
  72. Re: What is your most complex layering combination?

    Not much layering, but I have a special blend macerating. Tom Ford oud wood, tobacco oud, amber absolute, and a dash of Norma kamali incense.
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    Re: $825 for a 50ml amber fragrance!

    Lmao. I'm in a split......I thought roja would be the end of it...
  74. Poll: Re: Your favourite Mona di Orio: Les Nombres d'Or?

    Oud, vanille, cuir
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    Re: Creed Pure White Cologne

    I plan on emptying my decant this summer. I never spray cologne on my clothes, but spraying this on skin is almost like wasting it.
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    Re: Rose recommendations

    I haven't been wowed in a while. This one did. It's such a well made beautiful scent. I hardly ever get comments, but this one always garners praise. My next vote is encens mythique d' orient or just...
  77. Re: Recommendation for an oil-free moisturizer?

    Lol....I thought that packaging looked different. I've been using pericone md plasma on my face, but I picked up some Clinique as a hand moisturizer since it's the best fragrance free I can find. I...
  78. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    I would. I got a great deal on my bottle and that's why Lui is in my collection. Personally, I wouldn't pay retail for it, but I'm very happy to have it!
  79. Thread: Rehab

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    Re: Rehab

    I have a bottle of reformulated habit rouge and think its horrible. I must have bought the vintage sample of it because I thought the sample was amazing. Off that list, I would say eau savage parfum.
  80. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    I think of it as a amber patch frag. It has a animalic opening which I enjoy. Only two sprays from this beast. I learned the hard way.
  81. Re: How many bottles/decant from your collection would you part with?

    Would you part with Sahara noir?:)
  82. How many bottles/decant from your collection would you part with?

    Surprisingly I only have two and they are guerlain vetiver and habit rouge. It must be because of the reforms. In general I love guerlain. I find this surprising that I really enjoy all of my scents...
  83. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Amouage Opus Vlll and Balenciaga Florobotanicas at Style.com Arabia

    How much does he get paid for a couple of paragraphs?
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    Re: Aventus got me in trouble at work

    It's actually a very important point about fragrance that people need to be reminded of.
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    Re: Aventus got me in trouble at work

    This is what I've been trying to do. I have so much stuff that I forget what is strong or projects a mile away. I blew the place up with encens mythique on 3 sprays I'm only wearing it for me anyway...
  86. Re: Which items in your collection do you cherish?

    Amber absolute
    Rose d arabie
    Diaghilev
    Windsor
    Norma kamali
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    Re: Got some new sunglasses

    The wood frame looks cool. I like my sunglasses very lite though. Maui Jim wikiki for me.
  88. Re: Safety razor or Double edged wet shaving - question

    Nice! How long before the scent dissipates? I wouldn't want it to clash with what I'm wearing.
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    :) I think I'm going to like this one
  90. Re: Safety razor or Double edged wet shaving - question

    I just shaved my beard for the summer and I'm giving it a second go. Art of shaving didn't have Astra, persona, or feather so I bought Gillette premium to replace the merkur blade. If they don't work...
  91. Re: Colonia Intensa Oud is now Colonia Oud (Acqua di Parma)

    Wow now! Olivier polge came up with that Francois just concentrated it. No knock on Francois, I think he's doing a great job, especially with sport and the privee line, but dior homme belongs to...
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    Re: Ex Idolo 33 different batches

    I have a bottle on the way. I'm surprised more known perfumers don't post in the forums. We are def the target audience for the niche and indie market. Thanks ex idolo!
  93. Thread: Journey

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    Journey

    The smell of wine and cheap parfum;)

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Amouage-Journey-Man-Amouage-Journey-Woman-Gift-of-Kings--5463.html

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    Bottle looks great!!!
  94. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important are compliments to you?

    2. I wear them for my own enjoyment, but it's nice when someone smells one they like and offers a compliment. Maybe it sparks a conversation and you can hook them up with a sample and hopefully get...
  95. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    The one and only oud.......Mona di orio.
  96. Thread: Armani prive

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    Re: Armani prive

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: Armani prive

    On it!
  98. Thread: Armani prive

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    Armani prive

    Just received a split if rose arabie and I'm floored! I was already expecting another rose oud combo, but hoping that it would be made really well. This is the best that I have sniffed. It makes me...
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    Re: Im one step closer to the dark Side !

    My dark side hides in the closet with my clothes. It's like a shrine. I wake up every morning and ponder what to wear for the day. If someone asks what I have on it takes me awhile to...
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles

    I have all those and love them, but I don't see any resemblance between santal majuscal and noir de noir. Noir de noir is a chocolate rose and santal is a gourmand wood. Noir de noir reminds me if...
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